Everything has started from here. Prade was my first boulder in Beijing. It’s a very nice orange limestone boulder and what’s even more important it was located just 50 m from my apartment. It’s put between a fancy hotel and a crowded street. There is a guard at the gate so you’ll be watched. All that can make you a bit hesitating before a try, but in fact I have never had any problems to climb it.
Rock type: limestone
Estimated number of routes: 3
Routes difficulty: 6a–6c
GPS coordinates: 39.958204, 116.370615
Place: Beijing Normal University (South Gate), in front of the Jingshi hotel, cross-road of Xueyuan St and Xinjiekou Outer St, Haidian District, Beijing.
How to get there: Beijing Normal University bus stop (北京师范大学站). Buses nos. 22, 38, 47, 88, 344, 345, 609, 618, 626, 690, 881, 882, 883, 889, 899, 104. It is also a walking distance to the north from Jishuitan subway station (积水潭地铁站)
★-better avoid ★★-do not expect too much ★★★– ok ★★★★-nice ★★★★★– classic
●- prohibited ●●- not easy but possible ●●●-be ready to give some explanations ●●●●-someone can watch you ●●●●●-you are welcome